RS nod for 26-wk maternity leave
The government and opp osition united in the RS on Thursday to pass the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which mandates 26-week maternity leave.The new law will apply to all establishments with 10 or more people.
Graft law must cover NGOs and cos: Panel
Indicating the need to ma ke corporates and NGOs accountable for corruption, a parliamentary committee has recommended making bribe-giving an offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, report Bharti Jain and Pradeep Thakur.This, the panel said, would deter their staff from indulging in corrupt practices.
As of now, the corrupti on Act covers only public servants accepting bribes, not those who give bribes. The scope of the bill has been widened to include middlemen, directors of a company and any private individual who is linked in the chain of payoffs.
amar ujala newspaper 12/08/2016 : http://epaper.amarujala.com/